November 1, 2007

Pritchard not a UW fan

One of the quickly developing storylines of Saturday's game between Stanford and UW is the fact that quarterback Tavita Pritchard, who grew up in Washington, is not a fan of the Washington Huskies.

In fact, the Lakewood native grew up rooting for Washington State.

"My Uncle Jack went to Washington State, as did my dad," Pritchard said. "To make a long story short, I grew up hating the Huskies. I was a big Cougars fan; I made a lot of trips to Pullman. I remember when I was a kid my dad wouldn't allow purple and gold in the house.

"I kind of look at this as just another Pac-10 game, keeping in mind that I did grow up with a little rivalry with the Huskies. I remember a lot of those teams. I remember a lot of those Apple Cups - I went to quite a few of them.

"There is a lot of history there for me, but as a quarterback I just look at this as another Pac-10 game and another step in trying to reach our ultimate goal."

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